For the Birds: The Amazing Nikon 1 V3 and 70-300mm Lens Combo

In some ways, the Nikon 1 V3/Nikkor 70-300mm lens combo is miraculous. Its small sensor has a 2.7 conversion factor that, at full tele, is equivalent to 810mm in 35mm terms. And it’s in a package that is a fraction of the size, weight and expense of full-frame cameras outfitted with extra-long lenses. For example, below is a the aforementioned Nikon 1 setup sitting next to a full-frame Sony A7II mounted with a Tamron 150-600mm lens. But as good as it is, there’s a catch. Read about my experience so far with this  Lilliputian rig in the “Gear” section by clicking the link toward the top right of this page or go directly to